Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday killed a Republican-backed roads bonds measure, all but ensuring that nothing will be done this year to tackle the $8 billion-and-growing problem that is Colorado's grossly underfunded roads.
According to The Coloradoan, the legislators came up with a variety of reasons to reject the bond measure put forth by House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, including discussion that self-driving cars can relieve congestion instead of new road construction.
Fixing Colorado's Eisenhower-era designed roads was supposed to be a top priority when the session began four months ago by Gov. John Hickenlooper and leaders of both parties. The 2016 session ends Wednesday.
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